JUNE FEATURED FEW
Name: Amanda Hackett
Organization and Title: Communications Coordinator at Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict
Length of time as a FEW Member: It's been about two years. My first visit was as a guest at the 2017 November business meeting with my friend and colleague, Sister Nina Lasceski.
Hometown: Stacy, Minn.
Family: I am a newlywed; my husband, Austin, and I got married this past September! I also have my mom, Tamara, my dad, Timothy, and my (fraternal) twin sister, Samantha.
What do you actually do at work? I handle our organization's external communications, including social media, magazine publications and our website. This involves posting on social media, designing, writing and liaising with many different people throughout the monastery.
How do you help others succeed? I encourage them and let them know when they are doing a great job. I think words of encouragement are so important.
What was your first job? I helped out at my mom's dental office for one summer while one of their employees was on maternity leave.
Is your desk/office messy or organized? My desk is pretty organized and clean. When the work begins to pile up, I make an intentional effort to devote time to simply tidying up. It makes me feel much more organized and on top of it!
Favorite vacation spot? I am a huge fan of anywhere with a tropical beach, a beautiful view and a cold margarita!
What do you do for fun? Traveling is my biggest passion! I have been to all 50 states as well South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe twice. When I'm not on the go, I enjoy basking in the sunshine, taking walks, writing and binging a good Netflix show!
Who is your hero? My mom is my hero. She is my best friend and has always supported me. Also, she's hilarious and such a blast to be around! I aspire to be like her.What are three words that best describe you? Adventurous, compassionate and ambitious.